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What the Heisman Trophy is to football, the Bowerman has quickly become the parallel award in track & field. Thanks to the work of the USTFCCCA, the Bowerman Awards are the key night for collegiate track & field to celebrate the best of the best in our sport. On Friday evening, December 15, the USTFCCCA announced that Raeyvn Rogers was the female 2017 Bowerman Athlete of the Year!

Rogers-Winner-1-web.pngRaeyvn Rogers, art courtesy of USTFCCCA

Raevyn Rogers Wins The Bowerman In 2017, by Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

PHOENIX - Raevyn Rogers prides herself in being one of a kind.

She probably won't mind being one of this select few.

Rogers won The Bowerman on Friday night at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa during the 2017 USTFCCCA Convention and became the third Woman of Oregon in the past four years to take home collegiate track & field's highest honor. She joined Laura Roesler (2014) and Jenna Prandini (2015) in that regard.

Like she did throughout her collegiate career, Rogers beat talented competition.

This batch of women's finalists was the most accomplished in the history of the award as never before had all three women broke collegiate records in the same season. Rogers lowered the outdoor 800-meter mark and chipped in on several record-breaking relays, Maggie Ewen demolished a 10-year-old standard in the hammer, while Keturah Orji matched her American and collegiate outdoor records with the indoor versions.

To read this article in its entirety, please click on: http://www.ustfccca.org/2017/12/featured/raevyn-rogers-wins-the-bowerman-in-2017

RunBlogRun opines: Again, a tremendous pick! Raeyvn Rogers is one of the amazing new characters of our sport, with focus, and belief that is amazing. Watch for upcoming interviews with Raeyvn Rogers by @runblogrun.

Coleman-Winner-1-web.pngBowerman artwork courtesy of USTFCCCA.org

Christian Coleman wins Bowerman Male Athlete of Year for 2017! story by Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA

PHOENIX - When Beth Alford-Sullivan took over at the University of Tennessee, Christian Coleman said he wanted to put the Volunteers back on the map.

It's safe to say he did just that in 2017 as he won four NCAA titles, broke or tied a pair of collegiate records and now added winning The Bowerman to his resume.

Coleman became the first Tennessee athlete to win collegiate track & field's highest honor on Friday night as he was feted during The Bowerman Presentation at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa during the 2017 USTFCCCA Convention. He also is the fourth male athlete from the Southeastern Conference to win The Bowerman in a row, joining Deon Lendore (2014), Marquis Dendy (2015) and Jarrion Lawson (2016).

The former Tennessee standout beat out the strongest group of men's finalists in the history of The Bowerman. This year was the first time in the nine years that The Bowerman has been around that all three finalists shattered collegiate records. Fred Kerley lowered the all-time mark in the 400 and was part of several record-breaking relay teams, while Lindon Victor twice bettered the collegiate decathlon record, not to mention Coleman's aforementioned feats.

Coleman separated himself from the pack at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships when he completed the double-double. He was the first male athlete in NCAA DI history to sweep the indoor and outdoor short-sprint titles since fellow Volunteer great Justin Gatlin in 2002.

To read complete press release, please go here: http://www.ustfccca.org/2017/12/featured/christian-coleman-wins-the-bowerman-in-2017

RunBlogRun opines: Fantastic pick by USTFCCCA! Christian Coleman had an amazing season with something around 38 races in 2017! Here's Christian at presser from London World Championships in August 2017! A great end of season commentaries by Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin and a very tired Christian Coleman! http://www.runblogrun.com/2017/08/the-shoe-addicts-present-mens-100-meters-london-2017-wc-presser.html

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